Teams Investing Their Knowledge Shares in the Stock Market of Virtuality: A Gain or a Loss?

Best knowledge-sharing practices in team-based work are a "must" for success in flexible and adaptable organisation forms. This research study provides actionable insights on how managers can enhance the knowledge worker's willingness to collaborate in a specific type of virtual teaming, the learning team, and build better communication and collaboration practices in and between these teams. This paper argues that in order to build teams capable of learning the social identity of the team membership should be enhanced so that knowledge-sharing practices in and between teams can become more effective. Managers, instead of simply trying to motivate individuals towards the fulfillment of stable expectations and routinised interactions, should promote the idea of intense interactions in teams.

Papacharalambous, L. & McCalman, J. (2004) Teams Investing Their Knowledge Shares in the Stock Market of Virtuality: A Gain or a Loss? New Technology, Work & Employment, Vol. 19, Issue 2, July, p. 145.